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Voluntary Euthanasia: Not Just a Hypothetical

Voluntary euthanasia is not a political issue, but a human rights issue. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Erica Weidner, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2019

“Death with dignity” is a synonym for voluntary euthanasia, showing that the right to die is an important right of patients. It is the practice of painlessly ending your life with the aid of a medical doctor. It requires informed consent from the person who wants to die, which distinguishes it from...

Costumes Do Not Give Consent

Costumes Do Not Give Consent

October 30, 2019

This Halloween, the Ram wants to formally remind everyone in the Fordham community that costumes do not equate to consent, that we must continually check our implicit biases and that the threat of sexual harassment requires our constant vigilance.

The Curious Case of the SAT

The Curious Case of the SAT

Noah Osborne, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2019

We need standardized testing as we need competition within the college application process. However, we also need equitable opportunity.

It’s More Than Parties, It’s Politics

Though we live in a time of extremely heightened political polarization, both parties have more in common than they think. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Michael Byrne

October 30, 2019

The central paradox here is that while Democrats and Republicans have apparently become even stauncher in their political stances over the years, in many ways they still share vital and unsavory traits that allow them both to be categorized under the umbrella of “establishment politics.

The Road I Took

The Road I Took

Lindsay Grippo, Editorial Director

October 30, 2019

If participating in the Ram tears your intellectual, professional and emotional muscle tissue, the people you do it with continually teach you how to fill these gaps with stronger fibers.

Corbyn’s Reawakening of the Left

If there is any takeaway from Corbyn's newfound success, it is that the international political climate is changing. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Kyle Chin, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2019

It seems many throughout the world, and especially in western democracies, have come to realize that neoliberal economic theory and the politics which arose from it have left the middle and working classes behind.

Celebrate Columbus’ Voyage and Indigenous Peoples

Though Christopher Columbus' activities were horrific, the holiday focuses on celebrating his achievements. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Dane Salmon, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Each year in recent memory the question has arisen: Should we really celebrate Columbus Day? Many argue that the national holiday is nothing more than a celebration of the mass killings of Native Americans by European colonists beginning with Christopher Columbus’ rediscovery of the American continent — t...

My Little Corner of the World

Erica Scalise reflects on her 3 year-long tenure at The Fordham Ram. (Courtesy of Erica Scalise/The Fordham Ram)

Erica Scalise, Projects Editor

October 16, 2019

I remember being as young as eight years old and feeling emotional at random, listening to my iPod nano, as my mother weaved through the traffic-ridden streets of Chicago. Life’s eternal questions plagued me from the backseat: Why am I here? What does it mean and where do I belong? I’ve spent an...

Big Tobacco’s Little Brother: E-Cigarettes Are Causing Casualties

Big Tobacco’s Little Brother: E-Cigarettes Are Causing Casualties

October 16, 2019

E-cigarette companies’ blatant efforts to attract new and younger markets through deceptive means are completely inexcusable, and to continue to profit off of a market built around an addiction that is inherently harmful is entirely unethical. 

Warren v. Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Stance on Political Ads

Senator Warren is known for targeting “big tech” companies, but lately she has had her sights set on Facebook. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Briana Scalia, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2019

Facebook should have higher standards for what they allow on their site in general, but at the very least, they could prevent people from spreading libel.

This Outrage Over “Joker” Is a Bad Joke

This Outrage Over “Joker” Is a Bad Joke

Briana Scalia, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2019

“Joker” offers a dialogue on the importance of mental health, and the dangers of ignoring the mentally ill.

Rent Control Is Out of Control

Progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have supported rent control. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Sean Franklin, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The true antidote to the housing crisis is simple – we have to build more housing. Until we do that, no amount of price-fixing will be enough to ensure that there are homes for all who need them.

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